Hey ya’ll. The Carver here with another installment of Horde Value Targets. Today we’re heading on over to a place steeped in American heritage. A treasure trove of history. Oh and GUNS. If you thought the Hawthorne ordnance museum was a blast, wait until you lay eyes on the National Firearms Museum.
National Firearms Museum – 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
This place has over 7,000 pieces of hardware. We’re talking wheel-lock to cannon, Beretta to Barrett .50. They got guns that your daddy’s daddy’s daddy was out shooting Redcoats with. Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders fought the Spanish-American War with pieces in the museum. If it’s good enough for Teddy, it’s good enough for The Horde and certainly good enough for you.
So lets get down to brass tacks. The Fall has happened and the thin veneer of civility has given way to the animalistical side of man. Folks is beginning to have disagreements over canned goods and other items that might be useful since there ain’t been a delivery in about three days. Yes I said three days. I don’t think it’ll take any longer than this for people to start acting up. Maybe, but I doubt it. More likely it could be sooner depending on what situation set it all off. At any rate it’s here and folks are getting antsy. You’ll probably see that folks with guns are generally better off than folks without. We know this because that’s how it’s been through history. So gas up the Honda and drive like hell for the museum. Because GUNS are priority #1.
I’d much rather be on the street or riding in the bed of my Dodge pickup holding one of those bad boys above, instead of my jimmy. Not that it ain’t formidable. But a high-powered rifle will make even the hardest of cases think twice before tangling with you. Plus you’re going to need one if you plan on going grocery shoppin’.
Where there’s guns there’s most likely security. You can count on anyone works for the NRA is probably highly trained in the art of marksmanship. But you can also count on the fact that they probably took what they could carry in their pickup and just went on home to protect their families. Now since it is a National Museum filled with centuries old weapons, priceless artifacts, and enough artillery to outfit your own private army, one might think the government at-large might dispatch a group of heavily-armed folks to defend the place from looters and the like. You know them Homeland Security fellas. This very well might happen, most countries that experience something like a societal breakdown generally send people to protect the national treasures and all that. So whether you try to crack that nut will be up to you. It all comes down to the 4 A’s of The Horde.
1. Arrive at the destination. (You were headed somewhere right?)
2. Assess the situation. (What’s it look like when you get there?)
3. Act Accordingly (With the Horde this usually ends up in a fight.)
4. Kiss your Ass goodbye. (It’s either that or you win.)
That’s all you can do, at least in the early going. I mean hell, you weren’t prepared for this. If you were you wouldn’t need to read up on Horde Value Targets. But since your here crack a beer and feast your eyes on these:
There’s some real outlaw stuff in there. Wild West, OK Corral, Remember the Alamo, Untouchables, St. Valentines Day Massacre, Scarface (Al Pacino, not the original, well ok that one too.) Heat and the Wild Bunch type of stuff.
I never went to a museum before the Fall and I know I’m taking you to a bunch of them now. But like my ex-wife used to say before I traded her, “Hank you got to think outside of the box.” I guess my old lady was right. See you next time.